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Current Issues Site List

The following are subject-oriented Web sites. These sites are good starting points for exploring current social and political issues on the Internet.

  • Almanac of Policy Issues
    Contains background information, archived documents, and links on major U.S. public policy issues.
    Statistics and information from more than 100 federal agencies.
  • Links to the News
    A resource for researching current and older news topics from the Poynter Online Research Center.
  • Online Newshour
    Background reports and interview transcripts for news stories and discussions featured on the PBS News Hour.
    An extensive review of congressional campaign fundraising issues.
  • Political Information
    A search engine for politics, policy and political news.
    A free online website that presents controversial issues in a pro-con format.
  • Public Agenda
    A site that presents policy options and public opinion behind critical public concerns
  • Public Policy Institute of California
    Non-partisan private research focusing on issues concerning California.

Current Issues Subject Directories

These Internet resource directories are useful for exploring a subject to find out what's available on the Internet. Be sure to carefully evaluate what you find.

General Resource Information

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